With summer in full swing, we feel the urge to get out of town even more than we usually do. Something about the warm weather makes us want to pack our bags and get some much-needed R&R. However, creating a trip itinerary is its own kind of stressful. To help, we gathered five of our favorite tips for stress-free trip planning.
1. Book with AvantStay
AvantStay has 1,500-plus homes in over 100 top destinations. In the city, by the beach, in wine country, tucked in the mountains … AvantStay has the private home-away-from-home for every kind of trip. Each of its professionally designed homes has three to 10-plus bedrooms and all the amenities one could ask for, making for plenty of ’grammable moments. (Proof: the AvantStay house we booked for our recent Camp Poosh.) A personal concierge is available through the app and can assist with everything from grocery delivery to spa appointments.
2. Snap pics of your outfits
We usually end up overpacking … unless we carefully curate our outfits and keep them organized. One of the best tips we’ve learned for this is to snap pictures of each outfit we plan. Then, pack outfits together so we can basically just grab and go without having to dig through our suitcase.
3. Pick restaurants ahead of time
Nothing is worse than being on vacation and having the “Where do we want to eat tonight?” conversation. This also provides plenty of opportunity to make reservations if they’re needed.
4. Keep your toiletry bag packed
We learned this tip from Kourt—instead of packing your toiletries every time you travel, keep a toiletry bag already packed with duplicates of the items you use every day.
5. Be flexible
Being flexible on travel dates—as well as on travel destinations—can help save money.
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